Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Causing sleep.
  • n. A medicine to promote sleep; a soporific or opiate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Causing sleep.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Causing or tending to cause sleep: as, the dormitive properties of opium.
  • n. A medicine which has the property of producing or promoting sleep; an opiate; a soporific.

Etymologies

French dormitif, from the verb dormir ("to sleep") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • John Tarrant on “Placebo, chronic fatigue and dormitive principles”

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  • And that is exactly why I say "intelligence" in the context of ID is a dormitive principle:

    Bunny and a Book

  • This is the dormitive principle problem that we have talked about.

    Bunny and a Book

  • Allen's dormitive argument regarding the "Intelligent" in "Intelligent Design" was lame when he said it it's still a non-starter.

    Bunny and a Book

  • Intelligence is not defined as that which is intelligent, and Allen and your dormitive accusation is unjustified.

    Bunny and a Book

  • You could simply redefine athleticism as "that which enables things to move around", but then you have a dormitive principle.

    Bunny and a Book

  • Saying X is intelligent because it created the CSI is circular (dormitive principle): You explain how CSI is created by intelligence, and you know it was intelligence only because it created the CSI.

    Bunny and a Book

  • Please drop this part, since you already agreed that it was a dormitive principle explanation.

    Bunny and a Book

  • You removed any semblance of the supposed dormitive and/or vacuous nature of the claims and created a scenario where "athleticism" can be concluded, does give you information, and does play an explanatory role.

    Bunny and a Book

  • And that is exactly why I say "intelligence" in the context of ID is a dormitive principle: "¨Q: What caused the CSI in biology?"

    Bunny and a Book

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